to those who use breakbeats in their song (probably no one): what’s your workflow on chopping breaks with renoise? speaking of longer breakbeats which are longer than 8 bars. i’m currently experiencing huge problems with that.
this is how i work: i chop the breaks using the 09XX and after that i save them in a clean template as an own file. when i want to do a song with them then i load them up and i leave the template right at the beginning of the song so i can always come up to them. this is the idea at least.
problem is: it takes ass long to get the chopping done. problem number 1 is that if you want to create beats by copypasting from the template you always have to scroll up and down, search an appropriate spot in the break, but you might don’t know what the offset numbers means, SO you have to relisten the break from beginning. here it would be nice to have a “Playback Selected Area” feature, but there isn’t. then you need to select it, copy it, scroll down again. and at one point this whole scrolling and copypasting is driving me crazy!!
problem number 2 is, if i don’t want to scroll i have to write the offset number by myself, which means i have to go to sampler, relisten the break, zoom in to find the appropriate number, go back to pattern editor, typing in the offset number, relisten, … and so on.
so far i never had problems with this because i used the amen break which i chopped it to it bits and they weren’t that much and i directly placed them in the pattern editor. but long breaks, for example alligator boogaloo (which is still one of the shorter ones) are a real pain. ooh, i’m really jealous of piano roll right now, you can’t believe that
how do you work in cases like this? it’s really getting me down and i need some advice.